Fort Winfield Scott Request for Concept Proposals

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Creating a Campus for Change at the Presidio's Fort Winfield Scott


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The Presidio Trust is seeking one or more mission-driven organizations to transform the Presidio's Fort Winfield Scott into a campus focused on addressing the significant environmental and/or social challenges of our time. The offering encompasses 20 to 22 buildings within the 30-acre campus and includes a range of approximately 280,000 to 295,000 square feet of space.

This is a once in a generation opportunity to make a place for change in the world.

Fort Winfield Scott is among the last large sites available for revitalization within the Presidio of San Francisco, a former U.S. Army post that is now at the center of one of the largest urban national parks in the world. First constructed in 1912 as the headquarters of the Coast Artillery Corps of San Francisco, Fort Scott is comprised of Mission Revival style structures surrounding a historic parade ground. Fort Scott is nestled within a cypress and eucalyptus forest along the Presidio's Pacific coast with stunning views of the Golden Gate Bridge.​

The Presidio of San Francisco is a National Historic Landmark and has been a national park site since 1994. The park is a popular visitor destination and is home to 3,000 residents and a community of 200 innovative organizations. It is managed by the Presidio Trust, a federal agency, in partnership with the National Park Service.

The Process

We anticipate a two-step process.​

Step 1: Request for Concept Proposals (RFCP) begins January 2018
We invite interested parties to submit concept proposals for the use of Fort Winfield Scott along with a summary of their experience and financial qualifications. We welcome proposals from organizations, individually or in a joint venture/partnership. Proposals from governmental entities or foreign corporations will not be considered. Proposers must have the financial and management capacity to finance and oversee the rehabilitation of the buildings and then operate the buildings under a long-term lease with the Presidio Trust.​


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The Timeline

January 2018 – Request for Concept Proposals (RFCP) Released

February through May 2018 – Twice monthly site tours for potential respondents – view Tours >>

March 15, 2018 – Email Questions Due

March 22, 2018 – Respondents Conference Date

March 30, 2018 – Presidio Trust Issues Responses via Addenda

June 29, 2018 – RFCP Responses Due to the Presidio Trust

July 25, 2018 – Public Presentation of Select RFCP ​Responses​​

Step 2: Request for Proposals (RFP) later in 2018
After we review the RFCP submissions, the Presidio Trust will invite selected organizations to participate in a full Request for Proposals process.​​

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